Miguel Cabrera’s grand slam capped a wild fourth inning in which
Detroit hit four home runs and Orioles pitcher Jason Hammel was
ejected, and the Tigers beat Baltimore 10-3 Saturday to snap a
four-game losing streak.
Prince Fielder hit a sixth-inning drive for the Tigers, whose
five homers were a season high.
Justin Verlander (7-4) allowed three runs and eight hits in
seven innings to win his third straight start and improve to 8-0
lifetime against Baltimore. But his performance was secondary to
that of the Detroit offense, which used an eight-run fourth to take
a 9-1 lead.
It was the first time the Orioles have ever given up four homers
in an inning, according to STATS, Inc. Detroit had not hit four
home runs in an inning since Sept. 10, 1986.